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I’ve decided to create this blog for all of you who are suffering through the debilitating symptoms of vicodin dependence/addiction and subsequent withdrawal. I can’t count how many times I’ve detoxed from opiates, and every time I’ve prayed that it would be my last. In my many years of dealing with opiate dependence I’ve unfortunately become accustomed to the pain of being “dope sick,” and I’ve actually found different ways of helping me cope with it.

This blog is mainly here to help you with your vicodin and other opiate related withdrawal symptoms, but I will also be writing about the recovery process, pain management and where you can find help for your addiction (if you have one) as well. However, I don’t feel as though all of my readers are going to be “addicted” to prescription painkillers. Some of you may be in need of a recovery center, yet others might just be trying to cut down your physical dependence on the drug. Whether or not you’re “hooked”, I think that excessive use of opiates is definitely a less than ideal lifestyle, and should be corrected by any means necessary.

Disclaimer: I personally am not a 12 stepper, but I am not here to place judgement on anyone’s beliefs either. When I speak about recovery it will be in a very objective manner. I’ll lay out alternatives so everyone can choose the path that they want to take. I’m a firm believer that there is no single way for everyone. We must try and find out what works for us as individuals, and once we do, we must stick with it.

With that said, VicodinWithdrawal.org is a resource for individuals who are looking for information on how to either deal directly with the symptoms related to acute opiate withdrawal, or to find alternative ways of removing the drug from their system. Whether that means checking into rehab, doing a rapid detox, or just going old school and locking yourself in the bedroom. Whatever works for you. 🙂

I hope to share my experiences with you, and maybe help a few of you in the process.


1 Kitty Mom { 12.23.12 at 7:29 am }

Merry Christmas Eve Eve..hehe….I hope you all have a Blessed Christmas. I am just happy to know this is my third Christmas drug free and it seems like yesterday I was @ my first year – a little shaky, a little lost – a little wondering how Christmas might turn out with no pills – no crutch – no super human attitude. But, guess what my friends, it turned out OK and each year gets better. Better, because I met some great people in getting clean, great because I have my super human attitude back without the drugs and it is better, clearer, brighter than ever!!!! So, folks out there thinking they are just about there, wanting to stop the drug cycle….it is possible…..and it is wonderful!
Love and Merry Christmas to all

2 Kitty Mom { 12.25.12 at 6:54 pm }

Merry Christmas my friends. Hope your Christmas was filled with love and hope and the Blessing of the Real meaning of today…the birth of our loving Saviour Jesus Christ. We are so very Blessed with his presence.
Love and Merry Christmas

3 Jamie { 02.19.13 at 2:47 am }

geez. Haven’t posted since June. May will mark 2 years clean for me. My life has just been filled with pain, loss and worry, but I’m making it through clean and sober.

Love and hugs to all!

Happy Trails,

4 Metoo { 02.22.13 at 10:14 am }

Hard to locate this place nowadays. Constantly pray for all those caught up in addictions of all kinds!! There are so many out there! Congrats to all of us who made it through! Love you guys!!

5 Kitty Mom { 02.23.13 at 9:04 am }

Metoo and Jamie – Oh my, how I will always love you chick a dees, We are all from the same moxie and I will cherish you for ever. Glad we are all clean and sober…how very blessed can we be!

6 kellik { 05.15.13 at 3:37 pm }

HI..I tried posting but am getting a message that it needs to be moderated or something? i am getting ready to get off norcos..i have been taking 3-5 daily for last 2 years after i fractured 2 vertebrae and i feel like i have no joy in my body..im really scared but i want to feel ok and could really use this site…i will leave it at that until i see if this goes through

7 kellik { 05.16.13 at 4:09 pm }

i am going to keep trying to reach someone on here..plan on 1 tomorrow and sat. and none on sunday…i have at least 50 left and a script filled..but i dont want to wait..i want off this ugly ride..im scared as i will basically be doing this by myself..i bought withdrawl ease which is advertized on this site..please somone let me know you are still on this site

8 Dana { 06.05.13 at 9:27 am }

I used to think magick was bogus but after Felix left me I felt open-minded to try it. Maybe I was desperate too. But this is real! You restored the love we had for each other. And now he proposed as you promised he would! I am your friend forever and very grateful for all of this. I will come back again, very soon. Contact him to get help in any area of your life, via: Ominighospelltemple@gmail.com

9 Metoo { 08.19.13 at 11:43 pm }

Stay well forever, my friends! Let’s keep on praying for all those afflicted with addiction. I am ALWAYS AND FOREVER THANKFUL for THIS site!!!!!! Without it, and without YOU if you’re reading this, I honestly don’t know if I would have made it out of my addiction alive.

God always hears and always answers! Thank you, Lord!!!

10 Kitty Mom { 09.08.13 at 10:23 am }

Hi folks!
Three years ago today I decided that I no longer wanted to ride the merry-go-round of addiction. I found this web site and gathered up the ingredients in the thomas recipe and started down the magnificent road to recovery. I was sick and tired of running out of pills every ten days, doctor shopping, double and triple prescriptions at multiple pharmacies.
I can’t even remember the person that I had become…a person focased totally on when and where I would score drugs….nothing mattered more that that. I know where the term sell ones soul to the devil came from – and that was me – selling my soul to the devil.
I am healed now and the cravings are gone. I pray that I never move in that direction again.
Thank you all the folks who joined me on that journey three years ago. Thanks to Joe and Metoo, who posted almost every day , I had a refuge to go to…thank you for being there. I totally admire you for kicking the habit before I came along and being there when I was needing you. You were there when I truly needed someone – and I will love you for it until the day I die. Thanks to all the others who followed right behind me…I pray for your continued success.
Love you guys

11 Jenny { 09.27.13 at 1:38 pm }

Well, here I am back after more than 18 months. All of you were my lifeline when I was recuperating from a broken leg and needing to finally get off a 3+ yr addition to norcos. I was on leave from work, confined to home, unable to walk, drive or do much else for myself and you all helped me so much, and here I am not learning the lessons of the past and back worse than where I began. This time instead of quitting because of immobility issues and my supply drying up, I’m doing it out of choice as stupid as that sounds. My habit is out of control, I’m terrified my liver will be dead in a matter of a few years if I keep on with what I’ve been doing. I hope you all will find the patience to invest in posting to an addict who couldn’t learn enough the first time. And last time I felt so great! I kicked with the help of kratom, and the months I had of being clean felt the best I had in years, looked the best I had in years, no puffy face, circles under the eyes. Getting on my knees tonight, using up my last of my supply of what has ballooned into 60 tabs of 10/325 per day. I know, I’ve been afraid to go to my MD for reglar checkups for fear of what my liver function tests would reveal. God and you all, please help me that this is the last.

12 Jamie { 01.24.14 at 12:17 am }

4 months away from being three years clean and I realized I haven’t checked in here for a loooong time. I’ve gone through a lot of rough stuff in the last few years but I’ve managed to stay strong. Thank you to all you that helped me get here, and I’m gonna try to be more available if any new people need a friend to listen along their journey.

Happy Trails,

13 Kitty Mom { 01.26.14 at 8:35 pm }

Hi Jamie – Congratulations to you. I am so very proud of you and glad to have met you on this website and enjoy seeing your awesome pictures on FB. Keep up the good work JamesCat.
Love Ya

14 Metoo { 07.29.14 at 8:35 am }

Just stopping by…..

15 Jenny { 08.21.14 at 9:54 pm }

So wish that others would, too Metoo. This was such a great system for me my first time around and have been struggling for months. So happy though to see you and Kitty and Southernmom sober for so long.

16 jenny { 09.04.14 at 5:59 pm }

Almost 2 weeks clean. Someone tell me how to deal with a spouse who suddenly seems like an asshole once the pink haze of being high has faded. I’m ready to jump out of my skin just dealing with him dictating,making decisions w/out consulting me. But I’m also to blame….this is not really new behavior because my goal each day was to get my hands on enough pills to make it through the day, take care of the kids, do my job…so yeah, easy for me to turn over my power and decision making to my spouse. Now I fucking hate it. I brought up a conversation up about how we can compromise, talk more about things before we do them. All of our kids are overscheduled to the max; my 8 yo had 2 meltdowns today because of all the new responsibilities of 3rd grade and having to deal with after school program, 2 soccer leagues that her dad signed her up for w/out asking anyone. Each day begins at 5:45 and for her goes on nonstop until 9pm. Dinner pulled together at 8pm and everyone cranky and pissy because its so late and everyone is starving and tired. Sorry for the rant. I am grateful for my almost 14 days clean which will be this Saturday, but man is that guy pissing me off!

17 Metoo { 03.04.15 at 12:07 am }

Jenny-how are you doing today??

This blog was my whole world a few years ago-and it’s sad to see things so slow around here. And yet, it’s a blessing. Many lives were touched forever here. We all took what we needed from the love and support of others in the same predicament. I know that without all of you and this site, I might not be as well and as happy as I am today!!
I pray that we will always be there for someone who needs what we have learned. I know I will!!

God bless each and every one of you!! And, if you stop by this site, drop a line to tell us how you are doing today!!

As for Metoo, I made it over “the bridge” and have been clean since April, 2010. I changed my entire life, and lived to tell about it!! Vicodin free, divorced after 22 years, and out of the closet!
If I can do it, so can YOU. Drop a line!

18 Joe McGrath { 03.28.15 at 4:17 pm }

WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T GO HOME ( in my Bon Jovi voice).

Hey Now, I read your post Me Too, phunny i was sitting here watching the Elite 8 getting ready for the Notre Dame vs. Kentucky game..I had the ipad next to me as i need a second screen, the whole adhd thingy..

And I went to my bookmarks..and i scrolled all the way down to the bottom and i saw this page..WELL I JUST HAD TO COME IN..

I went through a divorce..and why not having to proclaim MY HIDDEN IDENTY , i do gotta learn stuff, as i have bern blessed with meeting a woman who loves me unconditionaly , and having only been in conditional relationships..i well sabatoged it, bruised it, and i am actually working through my CORE..because our CORES connect..so im not here in withdrawl from dope..just the fear, the judge/victim stuff, the less than stuff, the narcisist stuff, the self centered stuff..

I actually pulled away..me..disngaged..then mighta blamed a bit, ughhhhhh. YEP my shrink suggested sociaizing with others than the woman i love completely with my heart and soul..

AS MY LOVER put it to me in total love..two things..

1. I dont believe i deserve a REAL relatiinship..( she was right).

2. I need to love myself more if i want to love her more ( she was right again)..

I turn 50 this year..Look i figured i woukd be dead by the time i was 27, SINCE I AM HERE, I KNOW I HAVE A PURPOSE..to not be afraid.

Right now i am afraid..I hope my coming home here helps.


19 Jenny { 04.23.15 at 3:09 am }

So happy that I stopped in here today and see Joe and Meetoo! I have been clean since August, 2014 and am doing GREAT! I have a great new job, a huge raise, and a serenity about not living day to day with worries about using, getting sick, getting caught. I made it through this hellish winter clean! And it’s a good thing, too…how would I have ever made it out of my driveway to go get new scripts and refils?! Life isn’t easy….my 14 yo terrier mix that I got going through my very first bought with drugs in 2001 died in my arms, but I got through it through the love of God and believing in myself. I did adopt a new rescue who has become a new part of my family and new clean living world. Life ‘aint easy….marital problems, kid/teen problems, in-laws, family members who suck sometimes….but I didn’t have to use, so i didn’t! Miss you also Kittymom, drop me email if you can.

20 Jenny { 04.23.15 at 3:13 am }

Here also is an article that helped me greatly and helped me explain my issue to some people close to me:


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